There are many reasons why you should grow your own lemon tree. Once your tree starts blooming, it gives a wonderful, citrus fragrance and you’ll really enjoy eating your own homemade, organic lemons. There’s no bigger pleasure than that! Lemons mainly flourish in hot weather, but they can also flourish in cold weather if they’re planted indoors. Your tree will be capable of producing lemons after 3-6 years, but watching a seed that you planted flourish is the most fascinating and exciting experience.
So if you want to grow your own lemon tree from a seed, here’s what you need to do:
- Use seeds from organic lemons because they’re healthier.
- Use natural fertilizer to fertilize the soil in the pot.
- Your planting pot should be at least 6 inch deep and 6 inch wide.
- Your seedling pot should be 12 inches deep and 24 inches wide.
- If you’re planning to grow your tree indoors, you’re going to need a grow lamp.
How to grow your tree:
- Your potting soil should be damp, not soaked.
- Put the soil in your planting pot.
- Cut a lemon and remove the seed. Remove all pulp from the seed.
- Plant the seed quickly in the middle of the pot.
- Gently spray some water above the seed.
- Cover your pot with a plastic bag and seal the edges with some rubber. Use a pencil to poke some holes.
- Put your pot where is warm.
- Regularly spray your planted seed with water. You have to keep the soil moist.
- Take out the plastic bag after 2 weeks, once your seed has sprouted.
- Keep the soil moist and add some natural fertilizer. The pot should be exposed to light at least 8 hours per day.
- If you notice any bugs and diseases attacking your plant, use small amount of pesticides to protect your plant.
- Once the plant outgrown the small pot, move your plant to the large pot. Don’t forget to keep the soil moist.
Once your plant starts giving lemons, you’ll know that your hard work has paid off. We know that buying lemons is much easier, but growing your own lemon tree is a unique and wonderful experience.
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